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Schedule A Visit To The College of Communication and Information (CCI)

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Visit the College of Communication and Information (CCI) at Kent State University to learn about our schools and majors as well as activities you can participate in from day one as a CCI student. At Shadow Days, you'll hear about majors in the school from faculty and advisors, attend a class, meet current students, and tour the school building. 

The School of Journalism & Mass Communication (JMC) also offers 45 minute building tours on selected dates (see dates below).

Parking for all of these programs is in the Kent Student Center Parking Lot off Summit Street.  Tell the parking attendant you are on campus for a college visitation program.  Click on the CAMPUS MAP for directions and a map of campus.

While you're on campus, we STRONGLY recommend that you take some time to visit IdeaBase (CCI's student-staffed, full-service integrated marketing communication firm) and Glyphix (student design firm), located in Acorn Alley in downtown Kent. Contact Debra Lamm ( if you are interested in visiting these. 

If you haven’t seen campus yet, we’d suggest that you schedule a campus tour on the same day as the Shadow Day.


Advertising; Digital Media Production with concentrations in Digital Film and Television; Journalism with an opportunity to focus in Broadcast News, Magazine, Multimedia and Photojournalism; and Public Relations majors

TOUR DAYS: Receive a 45-minute tour of Franklin Hall (home of the School of JMC) where you'll learn about the majors and see state-of-the-art facilities, including the video studio and control room, the converged newsroom and interactive learning classrooms and labs.

  • Tours are from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. and start in Rm. 201 Franklin Hall.
  • DATES:
    • Monday, July 17, 2017
    • Monday, July 24, 2017
    • Monday, July 31, 2017
  • MEETING LOCATION: 201 Franklin Hall
  • For questions, CONTACT: Lorie Bednar,, (330) 672-2572


SCHOOLs OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES (COMM), digital sciences (dsci), visual communication design (vcd) info DAYS

Applied Communication, Global Communication, Health Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Public Communication, Visual Communication Design (graphic design), Photo Illustration (photography), Digital Systems Software Development, Digital Systems Interaction, Digital Systems Telecommunication Networks, Enterprise Architecture, Digital Systems Analysis and Digital Systems Management majors/concentrations

TOUR DAYS: By appointment only. Contact the appropriate school.

  • School of Communication Studies, CONTACT: Kelly Schobinger,, (330) 672-2659
  • School of Digital Sciences, CONTACT: Deanna Burritt-Peffer,, (330) 672-2725
  • School of Visual Communication Design, CONTACT: Anita Francisco,, (330) 672-7856


For more information on CCI majors, visit the GPS website. For general questions, contact Debra Lamm in the Dean's Office of the College of Communication and Information at 330-672-2950 or ccikent@kent.eduWE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON CAMPUS SOON!